Developing inter-organizational relationships with online travel agencies (OTAs) and the hotel industry
Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing
School of Business and Law
This research examines the relationship status of leading OTAs with the hotel industry in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region along with future trends in hotel distribution channels. A Delphi study was conducted with senior executives (n = 12) of leading OTAs to explore the inter-organizational relationship development between hotels and OTAs. Our results indicate that building a long-term sustainable relationship with the hotel industry requires OTAs to be innovative and capable of enhancing their value to hotels. Moreover, the future of the hotel distribution landscape in the APAC region is expected to become increasingly complex. © 2019, © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.